EARN IT and LAED are threatening to kill free speech and encryption

Privacy is under threat again in the US.


This time, two new acts proposed by US Senators aim to undermine encryption and bring even more surveillance to the online world.


Under the guise of making the internet a safer place, the bills would massively transform cybersecurity and free speech.


The EARN IT Act 


Senators introduced the EARN IT Act (S. 3398) in early March 2020.

It stands for Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act, and it falls under the Communications Decency Act.


EARN IT has stirred quite a bit of controversy. That’s because it would dramatically affect free speech online and undermine encryption.


Also, it directly contradicts the First and Fourth Amendment of the US constitution.


Going against the First Amendment


The EARN IT Act wants to impose a series of so-called best practices for online service providers. As a result, digital platforms would need to take legal responsibility for the content their users generate online.

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Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.

Edward Snowden

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